About Spanish Language
According to Wikipedia.org, The Spanish language is from the Indo-European family. It is spoken by 360 million people all over the world. If we talk about the early 21st century Mexico had the highest number of speakers (around 85 million). In Columbia, there are around 40 million people while Argentina has around 35 million speakers. Even in the United States, there are more than 31 million speakers. Spanish is the official language of 18 American countries. This language has got the dialect from modern standard Spanish. Castilian dialect became popular in the 9th century and is spoken in central Spain around Madrid. During the late 15th century Castilian became the official language of Spain. The Castilian dialect is commonly used in all parts of Spain and is still going strong.
About Afrikaans Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Afrikaans is a West Germanic language. The language is widely spoken in South Africa, Namibia. It is also spoken in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe but it is a lesser spoken language in these countries. The Afrikaans language is also called Cape Dutch. It was developed by 17th-century Dutch. Afrikaans and English are the only languages that are the official languages of South Africa. Afrikaans is very similar to Dutch, but there are clear differences between the two. It differs from Standard Dutch and has a different sound system. Afrikaans was adopted in schools in 1914. It was also the official language in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1919. distinct Afrikaans literature also gained a lot of popularity in the 20th century. The translation of the Bible is also available in Afrikaans and it was first was published in 1933.